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WordPress 4.6.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.6.1 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.6 and earlier are affected by two security issues: a cross-site scripting vulnerability via image filename, reported by SumOfPwn researcher Cengiz Han Sahin; and a path traversal vulnerability in...

Google rolls out new solitaire & tic-tac-toe games directly in search

Last week work everywhere stopped when Google introduced 2 new easter eggs in Search. Even we at Pink Mac were affected hence this post is going up a little late. According to an announcement last week on the Official Google Blog, searches for “solitaire” or “tic-tac-toe” will deliver both games directly within desktop and mobile...

Four blogging fears and how to overcome them

When we ask our clients to blog at least once a month we often see the look of fear flash across their face. Today, we wanted to write a short piece on the common fears we encounter, and how to overcome them. I have nothing to blog about There are plenty of topics you can...

WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” Release

Today marks the latest release of WordPress with version 4.6 codenamed Pepper. This release doesn’t add a lot of new features to WordPress and instead focuses on making the application, workflows and interface faster. There are small number of improvements in the page editor. If you add a link WordPress will now detect and alert...

How to survive Google’s latest change

One thing that Google is great at is keeping us Marketers on our toes with their changing formula for ranking web pages. It’s no secret that Google favours sites that are mobile optimised, and there’s no wonder. Consumers use their mobile devices more than ever to communicate, manage their workload and read content. In 2016,...

Microsoft buys LinkedIn

In a surprise move yesterday, Microsoft announced it is to buy professional networking site LinkedIn for $26 billion dollars. So what will this mean for Social Marketing on the platform? Well it is too early to say, nothing will change until the end of this year when the sale is completed but Microsoft has already...

Mixing up the perfect Website

Did you know that your website is probably your most valuable marketing tool? In today’s climate, people simply expect to be able to find the most up to date information on your products or services by finding you online. At Pink Mac, we like to educate our clients on how having, and maintaining a great...

Vulnerability in Yoast SEO

Less than 3 days after WordPress core pushed a security update fixing some vulnerabilities comes another security release this time for Yoast SEO plugin. We use this plugin on all of our SEO customers websites and it is immensely popular among website owners with over 1 million active installs. On Tuesday Panagiotis Vagenas from WordFence Security discovered...

WordPress 4.5.2 patches security vulnerabilities

Over the weekend the WordPress COE team released version 4.5.2 of the popular content management system fixing 2 security vulnerabilities found in third party libraries used within WordPress. The first is a Same-Origin Method Execution in Plupload, the third party library WordPress uses to handle file uploads. The second is a reflected cross-site-scripting vulnerability in MediaElement.js, the third-party library...

“That’s not what I ordered”

One of the core reasons that Pink Mac was born, was our collective recognition that the integration of marketing and the web is key to the successful growth and communication of any business. These days, anyone can have a website, and access to low cost, do it your self-websites is easier than ever. However, in...